Morning Free Association: Trick or Treat or Trick

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Last night’s game in Columbus turned out to be more exciting than it should have been. With each game, we don’t quite know which team is going to show up.

One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of penalties to kill.

This game would be good for one thing – determining if this injury-plagued band of rapscallions could play from behind.

We’ll pick up the action in the second period.

The Second Period:

(Yeah, we’re calling it that again because previous efforts to distract the B’s from it have kind of failed.)

After being scored upon twice in the opening frame, the Bruins held it together for nearly half the period before allowing another score. Those of us who remained watched with disbelief as the team slowly gathered itself and started the comeback.

Zdeno Chara made Josh Anderson temporarily wish he hadn’t crossed his path.

With under five to go in the second, perfect Patrice takes the opportunity to score on the power play with a snapshot.

And I’m not just talking about Patrice himself if you know what I mean.

(Hey girl, I got you a cup of coffee so you could start your day off right.)

ER, right, back to the game.

Third Period:

Apparently it takes about half a period for the Bruins to work top the ability to score. At 10:26, Torey Krug brought the B’s within one on a D-to-D pass from a pinching Kevan Miller.

Brad Marchand would shore up the comeback with an assist from his best buddy Patrice.

It was his 200th NHL goal. What a wonderful milestone!

There would be no more scoring in this period or the next but there was one more fight. Kevan Miller took exception to Oliver Bjorkstrand boarding his defensive partner Torey Krug and tried to beat the snot out of him. From this sequence we got a new Jackism that I’m only too sad we’ll only get to hear maybe 2-3 more times this season.

He would later amend it to “Danish pastry” but you get the point.

Oh, yeah, Killer got ejected after getting a Game Misconduct. He also got these: Misconduct, Instigator, and Fighting. Yeah, that’s 27 PIM. Check it out on the game log.

Alas, the comeback had to come to an end because it reached your least favorite and mine random number generator crap shoot the shootout. Ok, bye!

Bruins get the loser point in a hard-fought (quite literally, in parts) game.

 

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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Happy Halloween from the bone fairy!
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’m dead.

MadScientist72
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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Ha!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Ran my local river solo this morn. Left a bicycle at the bottom, drove to the top and paddled away. Beautiful!!!!! I wasn’t crazy about the 5 mile bike back to the car, but at least I got out there. I need younger friends. My buddies keep finding reasons to stay home. “My power went out.” Ummm, perfect time to go somewhere!! Wtf?
Anyway, I like the 3rd period Bruins.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Time to get the smell of rancid neoprene off me.!!!!.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Saw none of the game because I needed to be up balls ass early today. Still a lot of people here without power and might not get it back till tomorrow.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

“Balls ass early” sounds like German breakfast porn.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hahahahaha!

phonymahoney
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

So it seems the Bruins decided to turn up after I went to bed. Well, at least they did turn up.

OT losses are annoying but at least after two years of our division mates screwing us over by amassing loser points maybe this year will be payback…

Last week was half-term so I have a ton of TV shows to catch up on, especially now Stranger Things 2 is out. There are worse problems to have..

Speaking of which I also have to replace the outdoor tap. This could get messy (or at least wet)!

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Good Morning!

-Totally missed the game. Forgot it was on.
-Even though we didn’t win, glad to see they didn’t give up. We’ll call this a positive loss.
-Smoke alarm didn’t go off last night. It has a lot more than 1 night to go to regain my lost trust, though.

That’s about all I got today. Happy Halloween (if you’re into it)!

UnstableElement
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This was me. I apparently was logged out.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Rise and shine, pals!
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  • Happy Halloween!
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  • Really disappointed with the first period and a half last night.
  • They were invisible. Seriously.
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  • Backes hasn’t been bad at center, but we really need Krejci back. The kids miss him.
  • Last full day in the apartment, and I’m working late because today is a huge one for us. Why do I do this to myself?
  • Coffee on tap as soon as I get over there.
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    phonymahoney
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  • Missed a few points I wanted to make about the game. Big dummy!
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  • I know a lot of people don’t like the resulting penalty minutes or the violence, but I love that Kevan Miller went bananas after Krug was boarded last night. In a super-physical, team sport like hockey, you have to stick up for your teammates. He should have ripped his femur out and played it like the flute.
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  • Two days in a row, I accidentally find a gif of people playing things that are not flutes like they are flutes. Weird.
  • OT was so fun. Two in a row that were a blast to watch, even if the endings weren’t optimal.
  • Tukka was very solid last night, for the second game in a row.
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  • Charlie McAvoy is going to be a really good NHLer. In fact, I’d say he’s already there.
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    That was one of those ” rally the troops ” games that bonds a team. There are a lot of new faces and they need a little ” us against the world ” mentality.

    And, YES!! I love what Killer did last night.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Agreed. They need to do that team-building stuff, it works.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    It was such a weird “why would you ever do that?” sort of hit, too.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Apparently our firewall has been relaxed even more and I can actually see all your gifs and it’s great.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha!
    Today is a HUGE, soul-crushing day at work. EOM for October always is, so I needed to get pumped!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    I know a lot of people don’t like the resulting penalty minutes or the violence, but I love that Kevan Miller went bananas after Krug was boarded last night. In a super-physical, team sport like hockey, you have to stick up for your teammates. He should have ripped his femur out and played it like the flute.

    I agree with this. And I love a “fuck with my guy and I’ll fuck with you” mentality.

    And your gif game is spectacular today.

    phonymahoney
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    you’re welcome!